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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

What is the pupil premium?

 

The Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are historically known to have higher levels of underachievement. These are pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), Service children and those that are or have been looked after by the local authority (LAC).

The Government says it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within the school's responsibility. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are entitled to FSM will be socially disadvantaged. In addition, some pupils who do not receive FSM may have some significant barriers to learning.

Pupil Premium funding is spent on a needs basis, linked to analysis of outcomes for pupils. Limited funding and resources may mean that not all children who receive FSM will be in receipt of PP funded intervention at any one time. All schools have to report of the amount of PP they received and the effect it is having.

 

Pupil premium overview

 

In March 2015 the Local authority undertook a pupil premium health check on the way Larkrise spends its pupil premium.

 

 

2013/14

2014/15

Number eligible for Pupil premium

84

86

% eligible

44%

45%

Funding allocation

£80,052

£115,500

 

Pupil premium grant awarded 2015/2016 financial year

 

 

2014/15

2015/16

Number eligible for Pupil premium

86

98

% eligible

45%

52%

Funding allocation

£115,500

£142,660

 

How will the PPG be spent at Larkrise in 2015 / 2016?

 

  • Support children in class by employing and training effective additional support staff
  • Support children through targeted groups to address specific issues
  • Extend the school day and enabling children to attend clubs and activities to enrich the curriculum
  • Support parents and families through the work of the family support worker (FSW)
  • Enable staff to access additional support in planning to ensure the needs of all children are met (PPA arrangements)

 

Pupil premium activity

Proposed impact of the PPG activity

Intervention teacher - organisation and manager of interventions. Tracking of progress and reporting to Governing body of same.

Attainment and progress data show gap is closing

GB able to clearly monitor the impact and assure value for money (evidenced through learning conversations between PP Governor and intervention teacher).

SEN Leader allocates funding from pupil premium grant

As above

Family Support worker and dedicated LSA and Admin assistant for attendance prioritise PP pupils and families in the key areas of attendance and social and emotional well-being.

Also parental support through groups and 1 to 1 support

PP attendance is at least as good as non PP

Persistent absence is reduced

PP pupils not excluded

Qualitative evidence of impact on PP behaviour and emotional development

Interventions, 1 to 1 and focus groups used to meet needs of pupils as required - SEN, EAL , PP

Attainment and progress data show gap is closing

PPA - supported planning time and enrichment activities for all pupils

Teachers able to work together to better impact on PP pupils and other vulnerable groups.

Pupils receive high quality teaching first specialist teachers

Out of hours learning to provide an enhanced curriculum to support as many pupils as possible and specifically PP pupils

Maintain and extend the high level of clubs on offer.

Track the numbers of PP pupils accessing the enriched curriculum

Learning support assistants training ( focus on targeted specific activities to support PP pupils)

Additional support in EYFS

Training of LSAs on a regular basis to support high quality LSA intervention 

Pupils in focus groups make improved progress and attainment

Appraisal and observation confirm improved LSA and Class teacher skills in working together on improved outcomes for PP pupils and other vulnerable pupils

Additional projects - trips, visits; specific support for e.g. LAC pupils; funding for instrument lessons; funding for specific items - laptops, tablets, and tuition

Vulnerable pupils able to access all areas of the curriculum equally.

 

Measuring the impact of PPG spending in 2015/16

 

We measure the impact of the planned spending of the PPG through methods listed above - these include the school assessment system (target tracker), attendance data and qualitative data such as pupil, parent and school adult reports.

Interventions are carefully chosen by the class teacher in conjunction with the intervention teacher and the SENco and through analysis of pupil data. Adjustments are made as required and at a minimum on a half termly basis in response to pupil progress tracked in meetings dedicated to this activity.

 


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